AUGUST 11th CHANGES ARE HIGHLIGHTED
We will limit entry to the park to a 2-to-1 ratio; only two family members (parents / guardians / siblings) may accompany a player into the park when the player is scheduled for a practice or game.
Please closely check the start times for practices and games. We have staggered start times to spread out arrival times at the park.
We will only have two entrances to the park.
Southern parking lot nearest Cantrell (primarily for Rookie 6 & 8 players).
The bridge across the ditch (primarily for T-Ball, Little League, and Senior League players).
The northernmost back gate near Jessie Road will be closed at 3:30 each afternoon by temporary fencing and barrels.
The eastern edge of the Cajun’s Wharf parking lot will be blocked at 3:30 each afternoon by temporary fencing and barrels.
We will have the following Arkansas Department of Health required signage posted at both entrances:
You may not enter Junior Deputy baseball park if:
* You have had a fever of 100.4 degrees or greater in the last 2 days.
* You have a cough, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle aches (myalgias), sore throat, headache, recent loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
* You have had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
* You have had a positive COVID-19 test in the last 10 days.
* You are waiting on the results of a test for COVID-19.
You may wish to refrain from entering Junior Deputy baseball park if:
* You are 65 years of age or older.
* You have underlying health conditions including high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, severe obesity, asthma, or weakened immunity.
All entrants to Junior Deputy baseball park will be screened and temperature checked.
Face coverings are required for all persons at Junior Deputy baseball park ages 9 and above. Children between the ages of 2 years and 9 years are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering.
Junior Deputy will have 4 screeners, two at each entrance, each night starting at 4:15 p.m. Every vehicle entering the park will need to complete and submit a screening survey on their smartphone while at the checkpoint. The survey link can be accessed here.
All JD screening staff will wear masks, gloves, face shields, and a neon vest when screening.
Each checkpoint will have one lane. Screeners will approach the driver’s side door of each vehicle and:
a) Confirm how many people are in the vehicle.
b) Confirm that the driver has pre-filled the Google Forms screening survey for the people in the vehicle.
c) Repeat the required ADH screening questions from the survey. If anyone in the vehicle answers yes to a question, then the people in the vehicle will be refused entry into the park.
d) Junior Deputy will perform temperature checks of each person in the vehicle with touchless thermometers. The Junior Deputy screeners will provide the temperature readings for the people in the vehicle to enter for the last survey question.
If anyone in a vehicle’s temperature is over 100.4 degrees, then the Junior Deputy screener will retake their temperature a second time. If their temperature is again over 100.4 degrees, then the people in the vehicle will be advised to leave the park or go to the end of the line to be screened again.
e) If everyone in a vehicle answers no to the 5 screening questions, has a temperature reading of less than 100.4 degrees, successfully submits their survey response, and shows their survey response confirmation to the Junior Deputy screener, then they will be allowed to enter the park.
If a driver has not completed the screening survey questions for everyone in the vehicle prior to arrival at the checkpoint and/or does not have access to a smartphone, then the screener will complete the survey for everyone in the vehicle on an iPad or smartphone.
Please arrive early for practices and games. We recommend arriving 45 minutes before a scheduled practice and 1 hour before a scheduled game time.
Face coverings are required for all persons (players ages 9 and above, parents, guardians, siblings ages 9 and above, coaches, game officials, and staff). Children between the ages of 2 years and 9 years are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering. Once spectator attendees (parents, guardians, and siblings ages 9 and above) are seated and maintaining 6 feet physical distance from others, face coverings may be removed. However, if spectator attendees are moving around where social distancing is not achievable, defined as any area where there is confinement such that 6 feet distancing cannot be maintained, the face covering must be put back in place. Face coverings that completely cover the nose and mouth will always be required for staff.
For players, face coverings must be worn when not “actively participating in baseball activities” and there is not ample space to maintain physical distancing of 6 feet between persons. Face coverings must be worn while actively participating if the face covering is not inhibitory to the baseball activity.
For coaches and staff, face coverings must be worn at all times, except for a brief time when a coach of staff member has physically distanced at least 12 feet from players and other staff.
Free standing hand sanitizing stations providing alcohol-based hand sanitizer will be placed at the entrance and exit to the fields in use this summer.
Handwashing facilities and alcohol-based hand sanitizer will also be available in the restrooms.
Players will be required to maintain minimum physical distancing of 6 feet except when actively participating in baseball activities. Players not actively participating in baseball activities will be allowed to sit in the dugouts or bleachers on the taped plus signs. There is 6 feet between each plus sign in the dugout and bleacher seating for players.
Parents, guardians, and siblings are not allowed to sit in any bleacher seating.
Parents, guardians, and siblings are encouraged to bring chairs and spread out down the foul lines and outfield fencing (on fields where it is appropriate to do so). Seating must be arranged to maintain a 6-foot distance between spectator attendees. Family groups may sit together but 6 feet should be maintained between groups.
Game officials (scoreboard operator, bookkeeper or GameChanger operator) will be allowed to sit in bleacher sections not occupied by players so long as 6 feet is maintained between each game official.
Fields, including bleachers and dugouts, will be cleaned and disinfected by JD staff after each use. Teams with late practices or games should not enter the field until after JD staff have completed their cleaning and disinfecting.
There will be no concessions this summer. Parents, guardians, siblings, players, coaches, game officials, and staff are responsible for bringing their own water, drinks, and snacks.
Players will avoid non-baseball related personal contact (including, but not limited to, huddles, high-fives, hand shaking, fist bumping, and chest bumping).
Players should provide their own equipment (hat, helmet, bat, batting gloves, fielding glove, and catching equipment), if possible and when appropriate. If shared equipment is used, disinfection is required frequently during each event or between each use.